New Homes in Dorset
Sitting in England with miles of coastal scenery to enjoy, Dorset shares a border with the equally desirable counties of , , and . Whether you’re looking at new homes in Dorset in spots like county town Dorchester, or lively large towns like and Poole, this relatively rural county offers lots of natural attractions.
From the iconic limestone arch of Durdle Door, to the Old Harry Rocks and Durlston Country Park, you can also visit lovely spots like the Isle of Portland, and Brownsea Island with its wildlife and hiking trails. Scroll down now to see our latest developments in Dorset.
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Live the Dorset life
Whether you’re looking to launch a new life in the South West, or you’ve called the area home for many years, Dorset is a great place to buy a property. From almost 90 miles of beautiful coastline to swathes of open countryside, we can make your purchase even sweeter when you take advantage of schemes like our Movemaker offer, where we cover any agent’s fees involved in the sale of your current home for you.
Things to see and do in Dorset
The Dorset AONB stretches for some 435 square miles as it takes in coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, rolling hills and atmospheric forests. Whether you’re splashing in the sea with the kids, taking the dog to the Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve or tracing prehistoric footsteps on long hikes along the Jurassic Coast, this is the place to be for spending time outdoors.
From castles and unique formations to harbours, islands and seafront attractions, you can also look forward to cultural attractions such as Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, along with fun-filled family days at theme parks like Adventure Wonderland.
There are plenty of great primary schools across Dorset, including Portesham CofE in Weymouth, which has been classed as outstanding by Ofsted. Buckland Newton CofE is a good option in Dorchester, while Poole’s Manorside Academy and Bournemouth’s Queen’s Park Academy are both outstanding, according to Ofsted.
Children in Bournemouth can continue on to outstanding secondary Glenmoor Academy, while Bournemouth School is also outstanding and offers sixth form education up to the age of 18. Poole Grammar School and Dorchester’s Thomas Hardye School are both highly rated if you’re in the required catchment area.
Dorset transport links
Getting around Dorset is easy with a selection of buses, coaches, taxis and trains readily available. Bournemouth has a small international airport on the outskirts of town, while main roads such as the A31, A35 and A350 can be used to get around the county with no motorways passing through the region.
The Dorset property scene
Dorset has continued to see rising house prices in recent years, showing there’s a strong property market across the county. There are certainly some homes available in sought-after spots, including high-spec 3 bedroom semis in the Poole suburb of Hamworthy, which are close to Cobb’s Quay Marina and surrounded by Upton Lake, Rock Lea River and Poole Harbour.
Perhaps you’d like a family home in Wimborne or Canford on the outskirts of Bournemouth, or a 3 bed stone-clad house less than half a mile from the beach in Swanage. Whatever fits you and your family best, make sure you check with your adviser about offers such as our Part Exchange scheme when you enquire today.
Help to Buy Dorset
In Dorset you can take advantage of Help to Buy South West if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South West page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.